13 years of reading by Catholic men’s book club

| November 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

 

Classics dominate the reading list of the Misfits, a Catholic men's book club. Bob Zyskowski/The Catholic Spirit

Classics dominate the reading list of the Misfits, a Catholic men’s book club. Bob Zyskowski/The Catholic Spirit

The Misfits, a Catholic men’s book club in Stillwater, Minnesota, has met monthly for 13 years. (See companion story here. Here’s a list of the titles they’ve read:

September, 2002

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

 

October, 2002

Silence by Shusako Endo

 

November, 2002

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

 

December, 2002

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Conner

 

January, 2003

The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton

 

February, 2003

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

 

March, 2003

Morte D’Urban by J.F. Powers

 

April, 2003

The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

 

May, 2003

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

 

June, 2003

The Woman of the Pharisees by Francois Mauriac

 

July, 2003

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

 

August, 2003

Misfits Summer Recess: No Book Meeting

 

September, 2003

The Brother’s Karamazov (Part I) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

October, 2003

The Brother’s Karamazov (Part II) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

November, 2003

The Brother’s Karamazov (Part III) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

December, 2003

The Brother’s Karamazov (Part IV) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

January, 2004

Father Elijah by Michael D. O’Brien

 

February, 2004

The Ballad of the White Horse and Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton

 

March, 2004

Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh

 

April, 2004

Officers and Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh

 

May, 2004

Unconditional Surrender by Evelyn Waugh

 

June-August 2004

Misfits Summer Recess: No Book Meeting

 

September, 2004

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

 

October, 2004

Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

 

November, 2004

The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

 

December, 2004

Lord of the World by Fr. Robert Hugh Benson

 

January, 2005

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

 

February, 2005

The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin

 

March, 2005

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

 

April, 2005

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

 

May, 2005

Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset

 

June- July, 2005

Misfits Summer Recess: No Book Meeting

 

August, 2005

Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife by Sigrid Undset

 

September, 2005

Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross by Sigrid Undset

 

October, 2005

Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly

 

November, 2005

Helena by Evelyn Waug

 

December, 2005

In This House of Brede by Rumor Godden

 

January, 2006

Viper’s Tangle by Francois Mauriac

 

February, 2006

The Cypresses Believe in God (Part I) by Jose Maria Gironella

 

March, 2006

The Cypresses Believe in God (Part II) by Jose Maria Gironella

 

April, 2006

The Cypresses Believe in God (Part III) by Jose Maria Gironella

 

May, 2006

The Cypresses Believe in God (Part IV) by Jose Maria Gironella

 

June, 2006

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

 

July, 2006

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

August, 2006

Utopia by Sir Thomas More

 

September, 2006

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

 

October, 2006

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain (Continued)

 

November, 2006

The Spear by Louis de Wohl

 

December, 2006

The Citadel by A. J. Cronin.

 

January, 2007

Memento Mori by Murial Spark

 

February, 2007

The Thanatose Syndrome by Walker Percy

 

March, 2007

A Burnt-out Case by Graham Greene

 

April, 2007

Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh

 

May, 2007

Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

 

June/July, 2007

Saint Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton

 

August,/September, 2007

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie

 

October, 2007

Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hanson

 

November, 2007

The Life of St. Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd

 

December, 2007

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Conner

 

January, 2008

The Master of Hestviken: The Axe (Volume One) by Sigred Undset

 

February, 2008

The Master of Hestviken: The Snake Pit (Volume Two) by Sigred Undset

 

March, 2008

The Master of Hestviken: In the Wilderness (Volume Three) by Sigred Undset

 

April, 2008

The Master of Hestviken: The Son Avenger (Volume Four) by Sigred Undset

 

May, 2008

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

 

June, 2008

Annual Chesterton Conference (June 12-14, 2008)

 

July, 2008

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

 

August, 2008

Catholics by Brian Moore

 

September, 2008

Exiles by Ron Hanson

 

October, 2008

The Four Men: A Farrago by Hilaire Belloc

 

November, 2008

The Issa Valley by Czeslaw Milosz

 

December, 2008

A Commentary on the Sonnets of G. M. Hopkins by Father Peter Milward, S.J.

 

January, 2009

The Viaduct Murders by Fr. Ronald A. Knox

 

February, 2009

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Green

 

March, 2009

The Samurai by Shusako Endo

 

April, 2009

The Way of A Pilgrim by Anonymous

 

May, 2009

The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West

 

June, 2009

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

 

July, 2009

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

 

August, 2009

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

 

September, 2009

The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read

 

October, 2009

Manalive by G. K. Chesterton

 

November, 2009

The Stripping of the Altars (Part 1) by Eamon Duffy

 

December, 2009

The Stripping of the Altars (Part 2) by Eamon Duffy

 

January, 2010

The Stripping of the Altars (Part 3) by Eamon Duffy

 

February, 2010

            Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis

 

March, 2010

Dear James by Jon Hassler

 

April, 2010

Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot

 

May, 2010

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

June, 2010

The Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy

 

July, 2010

The Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

August, 2010

The Prudence of the Flesh by Ralph McInerny

 

September, 2010

The Black Robes by Brian Moore

 

October, 2010

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

 

November, 2010

Dimiter by William Blatty

 

December, 2010

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

January, 2011

Loss and Gain by Blessed John Henry Newman

 

February, 2011

Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers

 

March, 2011

Dracula by Bram Stoker

 

April, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Hell by Dante Alighieri

 

May, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Hell (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

 

June, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Purgatory by Dante Alighieri

 

July, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Purgatory (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

 

August, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Paradise by Dante Alighieri

 

September, 2011

The Divine Comedy: Paradise (Cont.) by Dante Alighieri

 

October, 2011

Poor Banished Children by Maria De Fiorella

 

November, 2011

A World Lost by Wendell Berry

 

December, 2011

My Antonia by Willa Cather

 

January, 2012

A Canticle for Leibowitz by William M. Miller, Jr.

 

February-March 2012

A Postcard from the Volcano by Lucy Beckett

 

April, 2012

He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

May, 2012

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

June, 2012

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

 

July, 2012

Summer Break

 

August, 2012

Summer Break

 

September, 2012

The Time Before You Die by Lucy Beckett

 

October, 2012

The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in Algeria, by John W. Kiser

 

November, 2012

Fabiola or The Church of the Catacombs (Part I) by Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman

 

December, 2012

Fabiola or The Church of the Catacombs (Part II) by Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman

 

 

January, 2013

The Confessions (Books I-VII) by St. Augustine of Hippo

 

February, 2013

The Confessions (Books VII-XIII) by St. Augustine of Hippo

 

March, 2013

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

 

April, 2013

The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest by Father John Gerard, SJ

 

May, 2013

The Path to Rome by Hillaire Belloc

June-August, 2013

Summer Break

 

September, 2013

Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy

 

October, 2013

All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams

 

November, 2013

King Lear by Williams Shakespeare

 

December, 2013

Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis

 

January, 2014

Perelandra by C. S. Lewis

 

February, 2014

That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis

 

March, 2014

Callista by John Henry Newman

 

April, 2014

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

 

May, 2014

Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams

 

June, 2014

A Midsummer’s Nights Dream by William Shakespeare

 

July, 2014

The Father’s Tale (Part I) by Michael O’Brien

 

August, 2014

The Father’s Tale (Part II) by Michael O’Brien

 

September, 2014

The Leaves are Falling by Lucy Beckett

 

October, 2014

In the First Circle (Part I) by Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn

 

November, 2014

In the First Circle (Part II) by Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn

 

December, 2014

Mr. Ives Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos

 

January, 2015

The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy

 

February, 2015

Waiting for God by Simone Weil

 

March, 2015

In the Light of Christ by Lucy Beckett

 

April, 2015

In the Light of Christ (Continued)

 

May, 2015

In the Light of Christ (Continued)

 

June, 2015

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

 

July, 2015

In the Light of Christ (Concluded)

 

August, 2015

The Stream & The Sapphire by Denise Levertov

 

September, 2015

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

 

October, 2015

A Tale of Two Cities (Books One and Two) by Charles Dickens

 

November, 2015

A Tale of Two Cities (Book Three) by Charles Dickens

 

December, 2015

Unless You Become Like This Child by Hans Urs von Balthasar

 

“Journey of the Magi” a poem by T. S. Eliot

 

January, 2016

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

 

February, 2016

The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton

 

March, 2016

Letters of Flannery O’Conner: The Habit of Being by Flannery O’Conner

 

April, 2016

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

May, 2016

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

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  • raymarshall

    I wish I had known about that club back when.